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About Cape May, NJ (Erma)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Erma median real estate price is $302,905, which is more expensive than 40.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 71.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Erma is currently $892, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 95.3% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Erma is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cape May, New Jersey.

Erma real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Erma neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Erma has a 12.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.4% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Erma neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Erma community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Erma neighborhood in Cape May is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NJ, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey. If you are considering retiring to New Jersey, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Erma neighborhood has more Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry.

Erma is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Erma neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Erma neighborhood in Cape May are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Erma neighborhood, 34.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.6%), and 12.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Erma neighborhood in Cape May, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (26.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (18.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Erma neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Erma neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) and 6.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Erma 0.101011101001110
Cape May 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Erma 0.101011101001110
Cape May 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Erma 0.101011101001110
Cape May 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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LOWER TOWNSHIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sandman Consolidated School
838 Seashore Rd
Cape May, NJ, 08204
05-06
Maud Abrams School
714 Town Bank Rd
Cape May, NJ, 08204
03-04
David C Douglass Memorial School
2600 Bayshore Rd
Villas, NJ, 08251
PK-KG
Carl T Mitnick School
905 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ, 08204
01-02

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Lower Cape May Regional High School
687 Rt 9
Cape May, NJ, 08204
09-12
Richard M. Teitelman Middle School
687 Rt 9
Cape May, NJ, 08204
07-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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